Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is set to join the broadcast booth during the 2020 season as a color analyst on ESPN's Wednesday Night Baseball.
When Chipper talks, I listen. And that's why I'll be tuning in to listen to ESPN's Wednesday Night Baseball this season.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Saturday that the Hall of Famer would be joining the Wednesday night crew on ESPN for 20 games this season.
I'll be honest and tell you I rarely watch the ESPN broadcasts, and I'm someone who will watch any kind of baseball action.
But their production and analysts are just hard to listen to. Plus, it's usually the same teams (Yankees and Red Sox) playing on there all the time.
However, I will certainly be tuning in now as I love listening to Chipper talk baseball, and I love Jon “Boog” Sciambi who is the play-by-play guy on Wednesday Night Baseball.
Those two are obviously very familiar with each other as Boog was a Braves broadcaster from 2007-2009. It will be great to see how those two interact with each other.
While I'm excited about this new adventure for Chipper, I am not excited about what it might mean for his future with the Braves.
The article states, "Now that he has accepted this position with ESPN Jones no longer will be employed by the Braves."
I really love having Chipper involved with the Braves, and I really hope this doesn't keep him away from the home park in Atlanta and from working with some of the guys.
Also, if broadcasting was really what Chipper wanted to do with his post-baseball career, how does Fox Sports not bring him on board for 20 games a year like they do with Tom Glavine?
Either way, I'll certainly be tuning into more games on Wednesday night this year on ESPN to hear the Braves' legend talk about the wonderful game of baseball.